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California State University, Stanislaus
  • Position Number: 4101148
  • Location: Turlock, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood

Early Childhood Master Teacher (Hourly Substitute)

Job no: 526118
Department: College of Science
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Excluded, Child/Youth Education and Development, Temporary, Part Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

The Child Development Center is continuously building a pool of applicants interested in hourly-intermittent temporary employment. Positions are appointed through May 31, 2023 with the possibility of reappointment based on budget, operational needs, and job performance.

Under general supervision of the Child Development Center Director, the incumbent works with CDC staff to ensure a high quality infant, toddler, preschool, and laboratory program for the education of Stanislaus students, young children, families, and the community at large. The incumbent will assist our program with daily operations, which include: classroom routines, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, communicating with children, college students, families, and CDC staff, and mentoring college students on various classroom practices.

Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • In collaboration with the Demonstration Teacher, is responsible for modeling the development, planning, and implementation of curriculum that provides a broad base of experience for the child and is consistent in best practices with the philosophy and goals of the center.
  • Oversees the completion of ongoing developmental assessments for all children.
  • Develops a positive relationship with children, families, and college students in the program.
  • In collaboration with the student interns, supports and conducts parent-teacher conferences.
  • In collaboration with the Demonstration Teacher and Center Director, supervises and mentors student interns and lab students.
  • In collaboration with the Demonstration Teacher and Center Director, selects and orders materials and supplies to support instruction in the classroom.
  • Act on behalf of the director when he/she is absent.
  • Act on behalf of the demonstration teacher when he/she is absent.
  • Assist with updates to policies and procedures
  • Maintain appropriate licensure to remain in the position which includes but is not limited to attending training to stay current with requirements from founders and state programs.
  • Assist with recruitment of teachers and children.
  • Assist with program evaluations and assessments.
  • Research best practices in child development and closely related topics
  • Collaborate with the Demonstration Teacher and Center Director in the supervision and observation of lab students.
  • In collaboration with the Demonstration Teacher and Center Director, meet with interns to plan and implement DAP experience for children in the center.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education: A bachelor's degree or higher level of education in child development or early childhood education is preferred. Consistent with the state Child Development Permit Matrix, incumbents who do not possess a degree must have completed at least 24 units in child development or early childhood education, six specialization units, required adult supervision units, and the additional general education requirements.

    Experience: Consistent with the state child Development Permit Matrix, incumbents who possess a bachelor's degree or higher must have completed the required units of supervised field experience. Incumbents without a degree must meet the specified days of experience within the last four years. This is equivalent to roughly one to two years of experience, including one year of experience providing teacher/staff supervision.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree or higher level of education in Child Development or early childhood education is highly preferred.
  • One year or more of experience as a lead teacher in either an Infant/Toddler classroom or preschool classroom.
  • Experience in a laboratory school setting.
  • Valid Site Supervisor permit from the Commission of Teacher Credentialing.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of assessment tools that include but are not limited to: Desired Results Developmental profile (DRDP-15), Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3), Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) both infant/toddler and preschool, and Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly organized and ability to maintain children's files and appropriate paperwork for classroom.
  • Experience including one year providing teacher/staff supervision.
  • Knowledge and competence to develop, plan and implement an age appropriate curriculum for early childhood education.
  • Understanding of state and federal regulations relating to the daily operations of a child care center including licensing regulations (Title 22), education regulations, child abuse reporting requirements (mandated reporter regulations, laws, and procedures), and public health requirements.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and competence to develop, plan and implement a curriculum for early childhood education is required.
  • Must be knowledgeable in pertinent state and federal regulations relating to the daily operations of an early childhood education center including licensing regulations, education regulations, child abuse reporting requirements, and public health and sanitation codes and requirements.

    Special Conditions
    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:

    License or Certifications

  • Up-to-date pediatric CPR/First Aid (can be completed upon hire)

    Physical Requirements

  • About 85% of each working day is spent in the children's classroom, physical tasks may include: holding an infant, sitting/kneeling on the floor, running/playing, rocking infants to sleep.

    Salary Range
    Anticipated salary will be $22.38 - $24.62 per hour depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Early Childhood Master Teacher range: $22.38 - $33.57 per hour).

    How to Apply

    To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

    Application Deadline
    OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON April 6, 2023 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    Additional Information
    Campus & Area
    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


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